Infor has announced that Pentland Brands Limited, owners of the Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, ellesse, SeaVees and Mitre brands, has adopted the Infor Nexus supply chain platform.
The technology will help Pentland Brands improve visibility of inventory, enhancing collaboration with suppliers, automating the vital procure-to-pay process, and accelerating the onboarding of new suppliers and partners.
The Pentland Brands UK businesses are already live on the platform, with the US-based businesses going live at the end of 2021. Its entire supplier network across China, East Asia and Europe is now connected to Infor Nexus, with standardised best-practice processes for all interactions.
According to Pentland Brands, Infor Nexus was chosen based on its capability to combine both the physical and financial supply chain processes, as well as completely integrate with Pentland Brands’ ERP system.
Abhy Thomas Joseph, president of Asia Pacific and CIO at Pentland Brands, said: “For brands, especially those linked to the sports, outdoor and lifestyle markets, efficient operations and speed to market are critical. The enhanced collaboration, connection and visibility provided by Infor Nexus gives us a competitive advantage with our suppliers and also allows us to on-board new partners faster.”
Mark Illidge, Infor vice-president and general manager for supply chain in EMEA, added: “Combining supply chain, operational and financial aspects into cohesive processes enables faster, more controlled growth. As brands look to re-engage with a drastically changed retail market, the ability to be agile, fast and responsive throughout the supply chain will be key to success, and technology such as the Infor Nexus platform will be a vital part of that.”